Saturday 23 September 2017

Conor McGregor appears to have expressed regret over racist remarks

Conor McGregor speaks during last night's press conference in Las Vegas
Conor McGregor speaks during last night's press conference in Las Vegas
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Conor McGregor has admitted that he did suffer some 'slips of the tongue' during the build-up to his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night.

The Crumlin native was accused by Mayweather of making racist remarks during the fighters' four-city press tour.

McGregor told Mayweather to “dance for me boy” when the pair promoted what will be the highest grossing fight in history.

His comments have been slated from many quarters but McGregor appeared to row back on some of his antics in an interview with RTE Sport last night.

"At the end of the day we are only human, we all have slips of the tongue, we all misread thing and that’s it," he told Clare McNamara in Vegas.

"Overall I think it came full circle. We are two athletes who’ve dedicated our entire lives to this.

"We're going in to trade blows and fight for the entertainment of the public.

"It’s been one hell of a crazy build-up. We've been all over the world, there’s been so much build-up around it and then you're faced with a man.

"Although there’s been some downs and many ups, I’m just very happy now we’re here."

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